Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gimme Shelter























Installation: Ryan Ollson
Location: Wellington, near York (London, ON)
Photography: Scott Webb of Flat White Photography

Having recently started riding the bus to and from work - and with the promise of autumn's rain (to be followed by winter's snow) in the near future - the idea of building shelters at all city bus stops has suddenly moved to the front of my mind.

Of course, if said shelters were as beautiful and creative as the one pictured above, I'd have even more reason than my respite from the elements to be thankful.

What say ye London?

Would a renewed emphasis on the design (and number) of our city's bus shelters be worth it amidst talk of rising fares for a service that can't meet demand within the constraints of it's projected budget? 

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Further Reading:
First Fare Hike in Year Looms (London Free Press)
Thinking Beyond Commuting (Jordon Cooper)

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